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Access pavilion “The Animals Farm”

Pantelimon, jud. Ilfov, România
Authors: arch. Vlad Bârladeanu, arch. Octavia Popeea, arch. Iustin Popescu, arch. Ilinca Moroianu, arch. Andreea Navîrcă, arch. Andrei Nicolae, arch. Alexandru Măntoiu / OOPY Arhitectura
Collaborators: Structura Ing. Gheorghe M. Popescu
Ing Marian Chirianu
Ing. Raluca Păcurar
Instalatii: Ing. Carmen Constantin
Ing. Bogdan Anania
Ing. George Cristescu
Autori amenajare interioară: Arh .Maria MORARIU,
Arh. Raluca NICULICA

Fotografie de arhitectură: Valentin MIREA

Authors’ Comment

“The Animals Farm” was born from the beneficiaries desire to create a space dedicated to the interaction of the public and especially of children with as many domestic animals as possible. The idea took shape by designing a farm – park.
Thus the deserted barn, from the old farm, has generated an approach for recovery and architectural conversion. Relocated and regenerated gained a new function: access pavilion and element of signal, with reference to traditional values.
The wooden structure and especially the spatial morphology of the barn were kept and highlighted by the expression continuity of wood in all its forms, from structure, facades and finishes.
As an attraction point, the pavilion includes an area for exotic birds, surrounded by the staircase leading to the floor above the ground.
The ground floor houses the main functions: space for events, education and recreation, reception and ticket area, restaurant area, enclosed terrace, kitchen (office, kitchen preparation, storage, changing rooms, toilets, access for staff, heating plant, customer toilets,) souvenir shop.
The second floor accommodates the following functions: lobby, two spaces for events, two administrative offices, toilets.

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